Xiangbin Teng, PhD

Main research areas

Speech Perception and Auditory Processing

Multi-scale Processing

Cortical Oscillation

Functional Maps of the Auditory Cortex


Academic Education

2011- 2017

New York University (Doctor in Psychology)


Peking University (Master in Psychology)


Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Bachelor in Chemistry)     


Seit 2017

Post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics







Tian, Ding, Teng, Bai & Poeppel, (2018) Imagined speech influences perceived loudness of sound, Nature Human Behaviour

Teng, Sun & Poeppel, (2018) Temporal Order Judgment Reveals Local-Global Auditory Processes, Acta Acustica united with Acustica

Teng, Tian, Doelling & Poeppel, (2017) Theta band oscillations reflect more than entrainment: behavioral and neural evidence demonstrate an active chunking process, European Journal of Neuroscience

Teng, Tian, Rowland & Poeppel, (2017) Concurrent Temporal Channels for Auditory Processing: Oscillatory Neural Entrainment Reveals Segregation of Function at Different Scales, PLoS Biology,  15 (11), e2000812

Teng, Tian & Poeppel, (2016) Testing multi-scale processing in the auditory system, Scientific Reports 


  • What in the temporal structure of speech triggers speech-specific processing

    The precise role of cortical oscillations in speech processing is under investigation. According to current research, the phase alignment of Δ/θ-band (2-8 Hz) neural oscillations in the auditory cortex is involved in the segmentation of speech. ...

  • Auditory multi-scale Processing

    Natural sounds, music, and vocal sounds have a rich temporal structure over multiple timescales, and behaviorally relevant acoustic information is usually carried on more than one timescale. For example, speech conveys linguistic information at ...